ASTM and CASTI eLearning Series - By Using Codes and Standards


    Price: $299.00


    This e-learning course is designed as an introduction to the nondestructive examination (NDE) methods outlined in the ASME Section V code and teaches you:

    • to understand the basic structure of ASME Section V;
    • to efficiently navigate the NDE requirements of ASME Section V; and
    • how to apply common NDE methods, including
      • radiographic examination (RT),
      • liquid penetrant examination (PT),
      • magnetic particle examination (MT), and
      • thickness measurements by manual ultrasonic pulse-echo contact method.

    Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this eLearning course is to introduce the learner to the basics of common NDE methods and at the same time gain a practical understanding of one of the most used NDE codes, ASME Section V, Nondestructive Examination. Learn how to apply the fundamentals of NDE by referencing and interpreting code rules to better identify code non-conformances and reporting requirements. Learning outcomes include practical knowledge of:

    • fundamentals and practice of using common NDE methods;
    • standard NDE terminology (ASTM E1316 Standard Terminology for NDE) to better recognize nonstandard (slang) terms and practices;
    • standard NDE practices by applying Code rules for:
      • NDE equipment and materials Code requirements;
      • written procedure requirements, Code essential and nonessential variables;
      • standard techniques within NDE methods;
      • equipment calibration Code requirements;
      • records and documentation Code requirements
    • navigating ASME Section V rules and beginning to technically interpret and not literally interpret Code rules; and
    • NDE responsibilities of the Owner/User, Code User, and Examiner

    Who Should Attend

    This e-learning course is designed for inspectors, NDE examiners, QA/QC personnel, engineers, experienced tradespeople, and others working for plant owners, pressure equipment manufacturers and repair organizations, engineering procurement and construction companies, in oil and gas production, refinery plant, and pipeline, petrochemical plant, steel manufacturing of flat products, forgings, pipe/tubes, structural components, and castings, pulp and paper plant, fertilizer plants, and others.


    ASTM is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

    CEUs and Certificate

    CEUs: 1.0

    IACET continuing education units (CEUs) are issued on each certificate; this e-learning course will earn 1.0 CEUs that equals 10 professional development hours (PDHs).

    Course Content General NDE Requirements

    • Introduction to standard NDE terminology (ASTM E1316 Standard Terminology for NDE)
    • Brief introduction to ASNT Personnel Qualification and Certification for NDE
    • General Rules for NDE Procedure Qualification
    • Examination versus Inspections
    • Identifying and Classifying NDE Indications as False, Nonrelevant, or Relevant
    • General Code Rules for NDE Records and Documentation
    Radiographic Examination (RT)
    • Standard NDE Terminology for RT (ASTM E1316 Standard Terminology for NDE)
    • General RT Requirements
      • General Principles of RT
      • Written and Demonstration RT Procedure Qualification Requirements
      • Surface preparation for RT
      • Backscatter Radiation - Lead Symbol B Requirements
      • Monitoring Density Limitations of Radiographs
    • Equipment and Materials Requirements
    • Radiographic Film Requirements
    • Image Quality Indicator (IQI) Design (Hole ASME SE-1025 and Wire ASME SE-747)
    • Hole-Type IQI Designation, Thickness, and Hole Diameters
    • Calibration Requirements
      • Source Size Calibration for X-Ray Machines and Iridium 192 Sources
      • Densitometer and Step Wedge Comparison Film Calibration
    • Examination Requirements
      • Single- and Double-Wall Techniques
      • Geometric Unsharpness
      • Location Markers
      • IQI Selection, Number of IQIs, and Placement (Source/Film Side for Hole and Wire Type)
    • Evaluation Requirements
      • Quality, Density, and IQI Sensitivity of Radiographs
      • Excessive Backscatter Acceptance
      • Evaluation Responsibilities by the Component Manufacturer
    • Documentation Requirements
      • Radiographic Technique Documentation Details
      • Radiograph Review Form
    Liquid Penetrant (PT)
    • Standard NDE Terminology for PT (ASTM E1316 Standard Terminology for NDE)
    • General PT Requirements
      • General Principles of MT
      • Written PT Procedure Qualification Requirements; Essential and Nonessential Variables
      • Control of Contaminants
      • Surface Preparation and Drying Requirements
    • Techniques Requirements
      • Color Contrast (Visible) and Fluorescent Penetrant
        • (a) water washable; (b) post-emulsifying; (c) solvent removable
      • Techniques for Standard and Nonstandard Temperatures
      • Technique Restrictions
    • Calibration Requirements
    • Examination Requirements
      • Penetrant Application and Dwell Time
      • Excess Penetrant Removal and Drying
      • Developing and Interpretation Requirements
      • Documentation
        • Recording of Indications: Nonrejectable and Rejectable Indications
        • Examination Records
    Magnetic Particle Examination (MT)
    • Standard NDE Terminology for MT (ASTM E1316 Standard Terminology for NDE)
    • General PT Requirements
      • General Principles of MT
      • Written MT Procedure Qualification Requirements; Essential and Nonessential Variables
      • Surface Preparation
    • Technique Requirements
      • Yoke and Prod (only)
    • Calibration Requirements
      • Frequency of Calibration
      • Lifting Power of Yokes
      • Gaussmeters
    • Examination Requirements
      • Preliminary Examination
      • Method of Examination
      • Examination Coverage
      • Excess Particle Removal
    • Documentation
      • Recording of Indications: Nonrejectable and Rejectable Indications
      • Examination Records
    Thickness Measurement by Manual Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Contact Method
    • General Requirements
      • Significance and Use
      • Basis of Application
      • Apparatus and Technical Hazards

    Required Code Documents

    The ASME Section V Code - Education Edition, which contains only the content covered in this e-learning course, is required. This code is available for purchase at an Education Price that is discounted from the regular edition at:

    Technology Requirements

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